You don’t have to drive far to realize that chains and box everywhere in the USA. Small businesses may be the backbone of America, but big chains are definitely the face of America with their bulk offerings, conveniences, and massive marketing budgets to reel us in. It doesn’t matter what state you’re in, what city you’re in, or even if you are in a town with only a few 1000 people, chances are there is at least one box store or fast food restaurant near you. Is this an American thing? Do people in other countries have the same box stores or do they support small businesses more?